Qualifications For Beth Overton, CPM, CCBC Director
Certified Professional Midwife
Beth has been a licensed midwife since 1998 and has attended over 300 deliveries. Her specialty is out-of-hospital birth including home birth and birth center deliveries. She has experience working as a doula in the hospital setting as well. Beth keeps up-to-date with continuing education, trains midwifery students and has a background in leadership with both local and state midwifery organizations. She also meets the standards and qualifications set by the North American Registry of Midwives to train student midwives.
Some Personal Information
Beth is a 60 year old wife, mother and grandmother. She has been happily married to Larry, the one love of her life for 42 years. They have three lovely grown children and seventeen grandchildren. And to answer a question asked many times, “Yes, she has delivered some of those grandchildren, six of them to be exact.” Five of her grandchildren were also adopted.
She is especially pleased that her youngest daughter Jessica is also a midwife. Jessica and her family live in San Antonio, TX. Jessica trained with her mother.
Hobbies she enjoys are arts and crafts including crocheting. She also enjoys taking pictures of her grandchildren. She even produced some TV commercials for her first midwifery practice, Gentle Beginnings.
- Member of the Association of Texas Midwives 1997 to present
- Preceptor for students enrolled in the Association of Texas Midwives’ Midwifery Training Program 1998 to present
- Regional Director and Member of the Association of Texas Midwives Board of Directors – 2012 to 2014
- Member Texas Midwifery Board Rules Revision Committee – 2012
- President of the Association of Texas Midwives – May 2002 to September 2005
- Member Texas Midwifery Board Complaint Review Committee – 2002 to 2005
- Regional Director and Board member of the Association of Texas Midwives – May 2000 – May 2002
- Member Texas Midwifery Board Rules Revision Committee – 2002
Education and Certification
- Fundamentals of Midwifery Training Program – completed in 1998
- Texas Licensed Midwife (License #98020) – 1998 to present
- Midwives Alliance of North America – Certified Professional Midwife (Certificate # 03120019) – 2003 to present
- Texas Department of Health – Newborn Screening Certification – 1998 to present
- American Heart Association Healthcare Provider: CPR/AED – 1996 to present
- American Heart Association, American Academy of Pediatrics Neonatal Resuscitation (NRP) Program – Certified 1998 to present
- Association of Texas Midwives – Approved Preceptor & Midwifery Teacher – since 1999
- The North American Registry of Midwives – Approved Preceptor for Student Midwives enrolled in the P.E.P process
Midwifery conferences attended
(over 10 Continuing Education Units earned at each)
- The Gathering of Midwives, 2013
- The Gathering of Midwives, 2012
- Association of Texas Midwives Annual Midwifery Conference: May 2013
- Association of Texas Midwives Annual Midwifery conference: May 2012
- Association of Texas Midwives Annual Midwifery Conference: Dallas, TX – May 1999
- Association of Texas Midwives Annual Midwifery Conference: San Antonio, TX – May 2000
- Association of Texas Midwives Annual Midwifery: Houston, TX – May 2002
- Association of Texas Midwives Annual Midwifery Conference: Corpus Christi, TX – May 2003
- Midwives Alliance of North America (M.A.N.A): Austin, TX – November 2003
- Association of Texas Midwives Annual Midwifery Conference: Dallas, TX – May 2004
- Association of Texas Midwives Annual Midwifery Conference: Arlington, TX – May 2005
- Controversies in Childbirth Conference: Austin, TX – April 2009
- The Gathering of Midwives – Galveston, TX – 2011
- Association of Texas Midwives Annual Midwifery Conference: Fort Worth TX, April 2012
Achievements for the Cause of Midwifery
Beth has trained midwifery students in workshops and also as a preceptor. As of May 2014, 4 students, under her supervision have completed their training and become Certified Professional Midwives. She meets the qualifications needed to be a preceptor for the North American Registry of Midwives and the Association of Texas Midwives Midwifery Training Program.
Beth helped lead Texas Midwives during her term as President of the Association of Texas Midwives to become recognized as “licensed midwives” in the State of Texas. It was a 3 year process from 2002 – 2005.
She had speaking opportunities to teach other health care professionals about childbirth, including speaking opportunities with paramedics from a local fire department and medical doctors in residency at a local hospital.
She has spoken at local high schools and at several public events sharing about the benefits of natural childbirth and midwifery care.
She has taught childbirth classes not only to her clients but also others choosing other birth options.